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CD Rate Trends This Week: Oct. 26
By: Brian O'Connell
For certificate of deposit investors, Halloween came too early this week. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker gave an audience of students at Boston College the scary news on Monday that low inflation will be with us for a while. Read more»
CD Rate Trends This Week: Oct. 19
By: Brian O'Connell
Certificate of deposit rates continue their slide to the bottom, much to the chagrin of CD investors. Rates were down in most CD categories, as measured by the sbup National CD Rate tracker this week. Read more»
CD Rate Trends This Week: Oct. 12
By: Brian O'Connell
Like a submarine with screen doors, the bank certificate of deposit market continues to list steadily downward, as economists and Wall Street pundits line up to pour cold water on the U.S. economic "recovery." Read more»
CD Rate Trends This Week: Oct. 5
By: Brian O'Connell
Certificate of deposit rates took a big step backwards last week, falling up to 35 basis points in key categories. A visit to the sbup CD Rate tracker reveals the carnage, with the 48-month CD falling from 1.495% to 1.461%, while the 24-month CD dropped from 0.963% to 0.934%. Read more»
Certificate of deposit rates are settling back down across the CD spectrum.It’s always hard to pin down the specific reason why CD rates might fall in a given week, but the fallout from the Federal Reserve’s Open Markets Committee meeting last week is definitely still reverberating across the bank interest rate landscape. Read more»
Bank certificate of deposit investors finally got a cool drink of water, after months of roaming a bone-dry CD rate landscape. Read more»
Bank savings are safe but yields are pitifully low, causing many savers to reach for bigger yields in short-term bond funds. But the results are so modest it may not be worth the trouble. Read more»
CD Rate Trends This Week: Sept. 8
By: Brian O'Connell
Bank rate watchers couldn’t have been too happy about the latest economic numbers rolling out last week, and how those numbers may weigh down bank savings rates going forward. Once again, certificate of deposit rates dropped down the line, from the five-year CD to the three-month CD. No doubt that the two most important pieces of economic news last week came up snake eyes for the U.S. economy. Read more»
You know the story: You go online looking for a generous certificate of deposit or savings account. You find a few promising candidates, phone for details, then send your money. Read more»
CD Rate Trends This Week: Aug. 31
By: Brian O'Connell
There’s some good news for bank rate savers this week — and more bad news thanks to even lower certificate of deposit rates for the last week of August. Hopefully, as investors turn the page to September, CD rates will stage a much-needed rally heading into the year’s last quarter. Read more»
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